In this article I give seven reasons why the Lord’s Prayer should not be changed.
Jesus said: Mathew 6:9-14
“Pray, then, [a]in this way:
‘Our Father, who is in heaven,
[b]Hallowed be Your name.
‘[c]Your kingdom come,
Your [d]will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
‘Give us this day our [e]daily bread.
‘And forgive us our [f]debts,
as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment].
‘And do not [g]lead us into temptation, but deliver us from [h]evil. [i][For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]’
A few months ago, world media reported that a key world religious leader called for a change of a verse within the Lord’s Prayer. The verse is ‘And lead us not into temptation (Mathew 6:13).
The leader urged that our God is too good to lead us, his children, into temptation. Below I give 7 reasons not to change the Lord’s Prayer
1. 40 out of the 54 major English translations, including all King James Versions, quote Jesus having said so.
2. Leading into temptation is not the same as tempting someone.
3. According to Mathew 4:1, God can actually lead us into situations where we may be tempted.
4. God may lead you, but it is the Devil who actually tempts us.
5. If you change the Lord’s Prayer, then you have to change Mathew 4:1 where God led Jesus to the Devil to be tempted.
6. All Bible records are 100% accurate.
7. As long as the Devil continues accusing believers (see Revelation 12:10 ), God will continue leading us into situations where we may be tempted, except if we continually pray to Him that he does not lead us into temptation.
Change not the Lord’s Prayer.